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By Vernon Prior

Abstract:

When it comes to competitive intelligence, collecting hard data like published reports and datasets may be easier than tracking down less quantifiable information. But is it as useful? In Part 1 of this two part article, Vernon Prior discusses the value of soft data collection in the competitive intelligence gathering process and introduces three techniques for uncovering it.

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Over the past 20 years Vernon Prior (operating as Prior Knowledge) has presented training programmes in competitive intelligence (CI) and knowledge management (KM) in Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.

Vernon has a post-graduate Diploma in Librarianship and Information Science (DipLib), is a Fellow of the Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals (FSCIP), and Founder of the Society of Knowledge and Competitive Intelligence Professionals Australia (SCIPAust).

His comprehensive glossary of terms used in CI and KM is widely available online, including at the following sites: www.knowledgeboard.com, www.markintell.com, www.adler-ls.com, www.quantumiii.co.uk, www.quantum3.co.za, www.mindshifts.com.au, www.intellonet.com, www.scip.org, and www.swisscia.org.

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